U.S. new car sales in July rose 14 percent in July, just below forecasts. Strong sales of small cars in July showed demand for new vehicles is broad — and not slowing down.
Ford’s F-Series remains the best-selling vehicle in the United States, with over 60,000 units sold during the month of July. Ford, the No. 2 U.S. automaker sold 234,071 cars and trucks in July, up 16 percent from a year ago. Sales of the Ford F-Series trucks were up 22.6 percent.
Chevrolet Silverado was number two in the list with 42,080 vehicles sold during the month of July.
“July was the most well-balanced month of the year from a retail sales standpoint: Trucks were hot, but so were small cars and family vehicles,” said Kurt McNeil, vice president of U.S. sales operations.
“Our experience shows that the difference between good sales and great sales in a slow-growth economy is how many new products you have to offer.”
Overall Chevrolet car sales were up 31 percent driven by a record month for the Spark, record July sales for the Cruze and a 38 percent increase for the Impala.
Camry what the third best-selling vehicle in the United States during the month of July – with 34,780 units sold, an increase of 16.3 percent compared to July 2012. However Toyota said year-to-date sales of its Camry sedan fell 0.6 percent compared to 2012.
Overall, Toyota sales rose to 193,394. Toyota’s jump in deliveries moved it past No. 2 Ford for the month in the U.S. for the first time in several years.